The way in which you can create some shade on your terrace will depend on your budget, your taste and the intended use. Sun awnings are a powerful means of creating shade on your terrace. However, if you also want to be able to stay on your terrace during a downpour, a patio awning combined with a conservatory awning would be an excellent option. Are you going to go for a louvered roof? Then you will certainly have a real piece of art in your garden, as well as plenty of shade!